The Friday Cyclotouriste

a geo-photoblog chronicling my "excursions velo"

On the Road……Azalea Hill pass (EL 1,080′)

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The making of this photo:  (1) place camera directly on road (2) set the 10 second timer (3) grab bike (4) run into the frame and hope to hit a good mark to optimize composition and hope for no cars (5) wait for shutter to fire — still hoping for no cars to come up from behind (6) get the camera and myself off the road as quickly as possible.

I tried this twice (this was the first). It worked just as I had hoped!

Below Azalea Hill

Azalea Hill pass

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This is an important spot  — the intersection of Bolinas-Fairfax and Pine Mountain (fire) roads. Mountain bikers and hikers will often drive here to start at the trail head; road bicyclists will often rest and take water here.

By all means, make the short 10 minute hike from this pass to the top of Azalea Hill (EL 1,217′). You’ll be rewarded with a 360 degree vista including a great view of Mt. Tamalpais and Bon Tempe lake and sight lines extending across the bay to the Campanile on the UC Berkeley campus and continuing on to Mt. Diablo.

Written by fridaycyclotouriste

February 25th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

3 Responses to 'On the Road……Azalea Hill pass (EL 1,080′)'

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  1. Marvellous pictures, this one in particular!


    8 Mar 10 at 1:15 pm

  2. roger/ appreciate the remarks. your site has some beautiful images as well. i think this one of yours complements mine very well:

  3. I really love this shot and your entire blog is pretty great! Nice work.

    Pam Hartwell-Herrero

    11 Mar 10 at 6:37 am

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